|Stelvio Pass today
I've decided on my exact route, researched all the accommodation options (180 on my list!) and chosen a phone. I decided against a smart phone and have selected a decent basic phone that will allow me to send a fairly low quality picture for the blog whilst freeing me from emails and browsing that I really want to get away from. It also has a 36 day battery life, is cheap and robust, and in any case I'll be up high for long periods at a time and may not be able to communicate save by phone. I can supplement this with some photo uploads from a computer when I have support.
'Training' has been a bit of a non event. I have done less this year than I have ever done. I've managed regular very short runs but nothing more than this. I went to Bolivia and came back with giardia or something similar which put me on an enforced diet for a week and left me feeling very weak. So the best I can hope for is not to feel ill before I go and to get fit on the trip.
Whatever happens, the thing I'm most looking forward to is getting away from the computer, and having a simple agenda of moving from A to B. I'll be really interested to see how I feel after a prolonged period away from the computer. I find I get very tired after spending all day in front of the screen. Time to finish this blog entry!